Earn a Professional Certificate in Tissue Operations and Runnability

Earn a Professional Certificate in Tissue Operations and Runnability

Designed to meet the needs of today’s competitive environment, earning a TAPPI Professional Certificate demonstrates the ability to expertly manage the demands of your industry. 

As an accredited IACET education provider, TAPPI’s Professional Certificate program is developed by industry practitioners who understand the technical knowledge and experience required for superior performance across the global forest products industries.  

Earning a TAPPI Professional Certificate in Tissue Operations and Runnability demonstrates competency in critical tissue manufacturing knowledge, including:
• Overall understanding of the tissue making process and best practices for runnability and consistency
• Principles of wet end chemistry and furnish on tissue properties
• Procedures for cleaning and conditioning of felts and wires
• Understanding how to troubleshoot common contributors to waste and downtime on the tissue machine

The certificate exam covers material from the Tissue 201: Operations and Runnability course. This intermediate-to-advanced online course was developed and presented by TAPPI member industry experts. The course helps participants improve tissue quality and consistency, and understand contributors to waste and downtime.

Topics Covered:

  • Causes of machine runnability and sheet quality problems due to furnish, wet-end chemistry, stock approach and headbox set-up
  • Principles for effective cleaning and conditioning of forming and press fabrics
  • Yankee Dryer Operation including risks and challenges posed by steam systems, hood and creping
  • Problems and opportunities in the calender and reel of the tissue machine

For more information, contact us at training@tappi.org.

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